LSU pounds Prairie View A&M 75-49

Torris Bright scored 14 points leading four double digit scorers for LSU as the Tigers defeated Prairie View A&M 75-49 Tuesday night.

LSU (6-1) led 35-23 at the half. The Tigers outscored the Panthers (1-3) 40-26 in the second period bolstered by an 11-0 run at the 12:41 mark.


"I like the way our team is right now," LSU head coach John Brady said. "I like their competitiveness. I like their wanting to play and I just like where we are."


Bright led the way for LSU hitting 4-of-9 shots from the field, including 3-of-6 from the behind the three-point arch. Jaime Lloreda and Darrel Mitchell each scored 12 while Ronald Dupree added 11. Lloreda grabbed 12 rebounds and Dupree had 11. Mitchell chipped in four assists and two steals.


"I think our team is flowing better because Torris Bright is playing really well," Brady said. "When he plays well, we're okay."


Kevin Cooper led Prairie View A&M with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Gregory Burks had 15 in the losing effort.


"This was our best game defensively," Brady said. "They (Prairie View) scored a lot easier on other teams (Texas A&M, Oklahoma)."


LSU dominated the boards out-rebounding the Panthers 48-27.


Three technical fouls were issued in the game. Brady and Dupree each received a technical as did Prairie View head coach Jerome Francis, Jr.


LSU recorded its fourth consecutive 20-point victory playing all 15 players who dressed in the game. Freshman guard Josh Maravich, son of former Tiger great Pete Maravich, scored the first points of his LSU career converting a layup with three seconds remaining in regulation.


"Every time I think about that name I get chill bumps," Brady said. "For him to get in the game and score for us meant a lot."


Maravich's bucket came from an assist by freshman Tim Bush.


"Tim could have shot it," Brady said. "But he knows who Josh Maravich is and he wanted him to score. That says a lot about him and about our team. Good for him, good for Tim Bush."


The Tigers entertain top-ranked Arizona Saturday at 7 p.m.


"How many college players in the country get an opportunity to do what you have (a chance) to do on Saturday," Brady said he told his team in the locker room. "We have a chance to play the No. 1 ranked team in the country."

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